Beauty and the Geek AU Season 08 Episode 01 Description
Australia’s favourite feel good show returns. 10 Beauties and 10 Geeks come together to see if opposites really do attract in the search for love or a true connection.
Beauty and the Geek AU Show Descriprion
Beauty and the Geek Australia is an Australian reality television series based on the US series Beauty and the Geek created by Ashton Kutcher. Following the premise of the original show, the show follows a group of “Beauties” (women who rely on their attractiveness and outgoing personalities but typically lack intellect) “Geeks” (men who rely on intellect but typically lack the social ability) who must pair up to compete in challenges to survive episodic elimination. The final pair remaining is declared as being “More than a Beauty and a Geek” and wins the grand prize of $100,000.
While a competition, the show is also billed as a social experiment, in which each contestant typically learns from their opposite teammate – both in what trait they lack and in understanding another perspective. During the competition, the contestants live in a mansion, with the beauties competing in challenges of intellect, with the assistance of their “geek”, and the geeks competing in challenges regarding social ability, with the assistance of their “beauty”.
The series first aired on the Seven Network for six seasons between 2009 and 2014, with Bernard Curry hosting the first four series and James Tobin hosting for the fifth and sixth seasons. On 16 September 2020, the series was revived for a seventh season by Nine Network with Sophie Monk as the new host, and the season premiered on 11 July 2021. On 15 September 2021, the series was renewed for an eighth season with Monk retuning as host.